New Mario Kart statue from First 4 Figures really revs our engine

First 4 Figures announced a new Mario Kart statue, bringing the moustachioed racer to life in a gorgeous collectable that any fan will want

Mario Kart statue: a photograph shows a high-quality 9" statue of Mario riding a kart, based on his appearance from the 1992 game Mario Kart

If you’re a huge nerd with a lot of disposable income, you may already be familiar with First 4 Figures. The company creates luxurious but high-quality statues of characters from video games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Shovel Knight, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, and of course, the main man Mario. Continuing on that trend, the company unveiled its latest creation, a Mario Kart statue sure to rev the engine of fans everywhere.

A 9” statue featuring Mazza in his iconic vehicle from the original Mario Kart, the dynamic statue has incredible small details like a plume of smoke erupting from the back of the kart, and minute characteristics like the stitching on Mario’s cap and clothes. Retailing for $197.99, this is definitely a luxury purchase, but First 4 Figures has options to stagger payments if you can’t front the cost straight away.

The statue even features LEDs around the base, so this gorgeous collectable looks fantastic anywhere in your house. It’s available to order from First 4 Figures right now, but the early bird price ends on February 21, 2023, so get in early if you want to shave off some of the cost. Are you a big enough Mario Kart fan to stump the cash for this one? Frankly, it’s bound to feel like taking a red shell to the wallet, but this writer is mighty tempted.

Get a closer look at the statue in the reveal trailer below, including close looks at all the details that bring the iconic Mario Kart series to life like never before.

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That’s all for now folks, but if this statue has got you in the mood for some karting, be sure to check out our guide to the best Switch racing games and burn some rubber with your pals today.